Decent Accounting & Inventory Software

Discussion in 'Accounting Software' started by sales, Dec 30, 2007.

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    sales Guest

    I have been searching for decent accounting and inventory software for
    my small business. I need to be able to import and export inventory
    and customer files, and I need to be able to manage all of my expenses
    in the one program. I have looked all over the internet, and I have
    tried many programs. None of them seem to be worth spending money
    on. The famous programs like Peachtree and Quickbooks are too
    expensive, and I do not like that you have to keep updating your
    version at an additional cost. Anyone have any ideas for an all-
    around good accounting and inventory program? Thank you!
    sales, Dec 30, 2007
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    PostmanPrat Guest

    osFinancials. Google it - I think it is .org. Freeware!!! = don't
    spend any money! In fact you do - if you want their add-on modules
    (banking, VAT, exports to excel for your tax accountant etc. - but
    very reasonable; and we all have to make a euro!). Wikipaedia help
    function - great: good brief explanation of accounting for newbies.
    What I have is geared to European system but it is flexible!! so can
    adapt it; & it started in South Africa and they and Dutch developers
    continue its development. I found it via UK site Turbocash - but they
    and osFinancials split over different philosophies for the way ahead;
    I cannot comment on Turbocash but check it out. I liked osF. and I am
    in NL so it is best for me. I do agree with you on "expensive
    updates"- I trashed my good MYOB (Mind Your Own Business) for this
    reason. Which reminds me: os Financials seems very practical to
    quickly get started. But all this is only IMHO - (1) check it out for
    yourself, (2) I have yet to implement it from my own excel system. [If
    replying I am wrongly using my Hash House Harriers gmail to check out
    google groups; please use - or
    . Thanks ). Good luck!
    PostmanPrat, Dec 31, 2007
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    Roy Hobbs Guest

    Microsoft's Office Accounting 2008 is very comperable to Quickbooks
    and Peachtree and it is free. Microsoft is currently not charging for
    Office Accounting Professional 2008.

    To get the free small business software from Microsoft, go here: or do
    a search at for 'small business accounting' and you
    will easily find it.

    On a different note - if you take your business seriously, then you
    should take the software that will help you run it seriously as well.
    Roy Hobbs, Dec 31, 2007
  4. Somehow trusting my accounting to Microsoft is counterintuitive. Is this
    not the company whose operating systems locks up, gives me "gpf faults" and
    otherwise is unreliable, unstable, and filled with bugs? Think MS Vista.
    Think MS Millennial Edition. Think bugs. Is that what you want for your
    accounting program? Think NOT!
    A Nonny Moose, Jan 2, 2008
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    Chris Gunn Guest


    I run both Windows 2003 Server and Windows Vista with a wide variety of
    software. There are some behavior things that could be better. I'm using
    Windows Vista only because that's all that will install on that work

    I think you are blaming the operating system for problems caused by careless
    programming. You are much more likely to have fault problems with software
    coded in C++ by third parties. Programs complied in Visual Basic are
    integrated with Windows and I've never had one crash. Programs coded by
    Microsoft also dovetail with the operating system instead of fighting it.

    Thanks, Chris and
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    Chris Gunn, Jan 2, 2008
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    Roy Hobbs Guest

    If you are having that many problems with your Microsoft products then
    the problem is you not Microsoft.

    The diatribe about exaggerated problems is overdone. If you are
    looking for a forum to answer your own question so you can sell your
    osFinancials, then find somewhere else.

    Rational and normal business owners (and most likely the successful
    ones) understand the role of Microsoft products in their IT
    infrastructure and are in large measure unwilling to risk the daily
    procedures of their business to the over-hyped, problematic
    Roy Hobbs, Jan 3, 2008
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    Alain Guest

    Alain, Jan 4, 2008
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    walterbyrd Guest

    Too expensive? Msft Accounting, QB, or Peachtree, only cost about
    $150 for the pro versions.

    You can take a look at TinyERP ( if you haven't
    walterbyrd, Feb 7, 2008
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    Jan 28, 2010
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    Hi everybody,

    johnalbert888: I've just seen your question which arrived quite a long time after the last post of the discussion. I can't help you with the softwares they mentioned. I can only help with the solution I use which is called Tiolive. It is a software which is used online thanks to a login and a password. You have tutorials on the website and you have a reactive support which answers your questions. It seems to me that it's quite good.
    Sandra, Jun 18, 2010
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